Armyworms threatening Weybridge lawns, treatment coming soon

Our neighbors to the west and our BrightView team has raised the alarm about armyworms appearing in our immediate area, destroying lawns virtually overnight. Here’s a note from our BrightView team:

Armyworms are establishing a strong presence in the Dublin area. I was out in your neighborhood and saw a few spots that may be affected already. I found armyworms in Weybridge West so I wanted to alert you of the possibility of them affecting your neighborhood as well. We can treat and kill them and the sooner we react the better. Once they have killed areas in the turf, that area will have to be aerated and seeded.

BrightView took this picture in Weybridge West this past week. Armyworms eat grass and other vegetation and leave it for dead.
This photo of turf damage caused by fall armyworms comes from the U.S. Golf Association.

The Weybridge Board is working to authorize a treatment for armyworms as soon as possible, for a minor additional expense that will not increase dues or create any additional fees for residents.

You can learn more about armyworms from these recent articles:

Fall armyworms march across Ohio, causing damage to crops and grass
Tiny, crawling troops are making their way across Ohio, eating turfgrass and crops and leaving a trail of dead plants in their wake.
Columbus Dispatch – Sep 1, 2021

‘Unprecedented’ outbreak of armyworms are destroying lawns across the US, often overnight
USA Today – Sep 1, 2021

Questions about Weybridge lawn and landscaping services? Contact our landscape chair Lisa Henry at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com.

Weybridge lawn chemical treatment expected Wednesday, August 18

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BrightView is planning to be in Weybridge this Wednesday, August 18 to apply lawn fertilizer and┬áchemicals as part of our regular “turf treatment” service. This is the third treatment of the 2021 season.

If you have areas of your lawn you do not want fertilized or sprayed, you can place lawn flags to mark areas that are off-limits. If you need flags, contact our Landscape Chairman, Lisa Henry at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com.

For areas that are sprayed and fertilized, homeowners with pets or children are advised to keep them off the lawn for at least 24 hours after the chemicals are applied.

Turf treatment, including chemical application, set for Tuesday, July 13

BrightView will be in Weybridge this Tuesday (July 13) to apply lawn fertilizer and┬áchemicals as part of our regular “turf treatment” service.

If you have areas of your lawn you do not want fertilized or sprayed, you can place lawn flags to mark areas that are off-limits. If you need flags, contact our Landscape Chairman, Lisa Henry at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com.

For areas that are sprayed and fertilized, homeowners with pets or children are advised to keep them off the lawn for at least 24 hours after the chemicals are applied.

Shrub pruning coming up Thursday and Friday, July 1-2

Brightview will be in Weybridge this week pruning shrubs. Barring any delays, they should be in the neighborhood on Thursday and Friday, July 1-2.

Brightview describes pruning like this:

This consists of tip pruning, touching up stray branches that may have been missed in prior pruning or others that have already grown since then.

If you have any shrubs or other plants you do NOT want to be pruned, you can apply flags or ribbons to them. Otherwise the crews are instructed to follow the pruning plan developed earlier this year, using input from the annual landscaping survey sent to all residents.

Weybridge property inspections: Thursday, May 13

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Every year the Weybridge board conducts a whole-neighborhood property inspection, walking through all of Weybridge, including through backyards and around our homes. [This duty is noted in the Code of Regulations, Article III, section 3 (e).]

This year Weybridge walk-around inspections are set for Thursday, May 13. You’ll see Board members with clipboards either starting around 6:00pm.

What does the board look for? Clear violations of the Warranty Deed that need to be fixed, such as paint problems, safety concerns, landscaping issues, or anything that’s out of character for the community or may impact home values.

If any problems are found, they are documented and homeowners are made aware of the issues within a few weeks, along with a request to fix the noted problems in a reasonable amount of time.

Finally, board members will maintain reasonable physical distances during the inspections.

Meanwhile, the board will see you Thursday!